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Makeney, Belper DE56 0RS England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 26/01/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 26/01/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 2 in Belper
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Makeney Hall is a magnificent Victorian country mansion, situated in the heart of Derbyshire, set in six acres of beautifully landscaped gardens with breathtaking views across the Amber Valley. Only 8 miles from Derby and two miles from the flourishing market town of Belper, the hotel enjoys the most tranquil surroundings. The grandeur of the hotel setting combines with the warmth and attentiveness of our staff to make each guest feel at home and really special. You’ll find daily and a la carte menus to tempt you wherever you prefer to dine. As well as stunning scenery and walking trails, Derbyshire and the nearby Peak District are home to some of the country's finest stately homes including Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Kedleston Hall. For a family day out, enjoy a visit to Alton Towers or take in the delights of the local market towns of Bakewell, Buxton and Ashbourne. Makeney Hall offers Free WiFi Internet Access.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Room service
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Safari19385211135 wrote a review 20 Jun
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Stayed one night on a half board offer. Staff were welcoming, friendly and attentive. The meals are served in a restaurant overlooking the grounds. The food was freshly cooked and tasty. The room was spacious as was the bathroom. Would stay here again.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Free car parking. Within 30 minutes of many Derbyshire attractions
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Jon S wrote a review 14 Jun
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Very disappointed this place was not well cleaned some staff very nice some very rude. Takes a lot for me to complain but this was not what we expected. The breakfast included in the price was really bad the worst I can remember at any hotel, lovely building and location but seriously disappointing
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Catherine D wrote a review 13 Jun
Loughborough, United Kingdom283 contributions84 helpful votes
We stayed here for one night using a hotels.com reward night. We were able to have one of the suites (more like a very large very nice room than a suite as there was only the only big room rather than two separate ones) due to the value of our reward night and it was lovely with a huge bay window with an amazing view over the edge of the grounds and the surrounding countryside. We didn’t have any food so can’t comment on that. There was a wedding on the night we stayed but we didn’t hear a thing. It did mean the grounds were out of use to us which wasn’t a problem but might have been. Plus a cheaper room may well have been noisier.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
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john wrote a review 10 Jun
London, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
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Photos on website are very misleading compared to the experience received. The rooms are disgusting i don’t think they employ a cleaner for the rooms. Me and both of my colleges stayed for a week and wish we never booked in the first place. The rooms have layer of dust everywhere you look and the windows have have a layer of compost on them due to lack of cleaning and mould. I would recommend people view the rooms themselves before booking for a wedding as it is two different worlds downstairs to upstairs. If it was me and i invited guests to stay here i would be very embarrassed to say the least. The shower pressure is non existent and the heating in both the room and ensuite do not work but they provide you with a plug in heater The restaurant staff are not accommodating at all with very limited menu choice. I understand it costs money to renovate a hotel but rooms still need cleaning more than once a year.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Loads of parking
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RickG wrote a review May 2022
London, United Kingdom196 contributions76 helpful votes
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I've just just checked out of this hotel and I'm writing my feedback whilst it's fresh. THE GOOD: beautiful old historic hotel that's oozing in charm and quirky detail. We stayed in the Hardwick suite and it was really very very lovely - we were told it was recently refurbished. The hotel is set in beautiful gardens with stunning views across the Derbyshire dales. We had supper at the restaurant and whilst it wasn't the best I've had - it was a good hole cooked meal - served by the lovely Freya. She was very sweet and very professional. The front desk was managed by the FABULOUS FIONA, who was an absolute delight and made our stay fun and enjoyable - a credit to whoever found this gem of a woman. THE BAD: 1. Rock hard bed, cheap bed linen and Hideous pillows. Why go to the trouble of refurbing a stunning room and skimping on the bed??? 2. SHOWER - was essentially a drip of water. It was infuriating. So they lost a star on each point. When you stay at a hotel I only really want a good nights sleep and decent power shower. So come on guys- go the extra mile and invest a little more.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Ask for decent pillows !!
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Nette wrote a review May 2022
Gayton, United Kingdom85 contributions14 helpful votes
We had a two night break which included dinner on the first night. When we arrived we were very pleased with our room (but we had upgraded). Went down to the bar no staff! Had to ring for service twice. Dinner was ok waiting staff ok. Breakfast was very bad Had to ask for coffee as the one on the table had been there since breakfast began. The full English was over cooked the poached eggs hard, baked beans congealed. Continental breakfast was three pastries, (in all) dried fruit and yogurts on ice. No refilling was done at all! We stayed for dinner the second night again although there was not much difference in the menus the food was ok apart from the toast that accompanied our salmon I think it was what I left at breakfast! The service was absolutely terrible! We ordered wine it never came we had to ask, no dessert again we had to ask! There was not attention paid to guests in the restaurant, people waiting that we knew of at least 3/4 hour for food when we mentioned this to the maitre D he laughed and said he was fuming! What good is that when we were charged £80 for dinner !
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Avoid the restaurant! Unless you have lots of time and no high expectations of service, or food
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keith w wrote a review May 2022
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This was a must stay there on day event. And it was will worth the stop beautiful hotel and very pleasant gardens. We had a suite with a garden view and what a fantastic well preserved and well kept room it was. Extra large bed large seating area very pleasant out look. Extremely well appointed bathroom with enormous stand alone cast iron bath. Dinning area in beautiful conservatory area or in a room with the most amazing fire place I have ever seen. Food excellent service excellent hospitality amazing. Only request I would make is connect tvs to internet so guest can bring their own entertainment with them. But definitely a 10 out of 10 .
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: If you can afford it stay in the main house
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Andrew S wrote a review May 2022
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We stayed for two night all staff were excellent and very attentive will definitely go back,food was outstanding dog friendly nothing too much trouble would definitely go back,amazing surroundings set in a idilk location very clean booked on a travel zoo voucher
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Simon wrote a review May 2022
Nottingham, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
So we arrived today the 7th May on a bit of a spontaneous night away with my wife. So this hotel and the location suited us as we live in Nottingham and last minute.com type of get away. We arrived around 3.30pm and hadn't eaten much since breakfast, thinking the bar would be open to serve bar snacks and maybe a cheeky pint. Unfortunately the bar didn't open until 4.30pm even though you can book in at 2pm!! No bar snacks either so we had to go into Belper for something to eat. Anyway we had a room in the courtyard but unfortunately their was no mobile signal which can happen in slightly rural areas. They had Internet access which was great, but hold on their is no reception whatsoever. So back to reception to enquire what the problem was only to be told they haven't had issues before!! A little bit like when you complain about a meal and the restaurant manager says" Well nobody else has complained ". Anyway in the end they found us a room that was in the hotel itself which was kind of them. No water in the rooms, bearing in mind the radiators were on maximum!! Clearly the energy hike hasn't affected this hotel lol. No room service, no telephone so any problems we would have to go downstairs to speak to someone. Bearing in mind we had to Mobile reception. Lovely grounds but needs some work and a good refurbishment, the stair carpet didn't match which was slightly strange, so all in all probably won't be staying here again. Haven't had breakfast yet so can't comment on the quality of food or the service.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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tabbycat1961 wrote a review May 2022
Derbyshire13 contributions10 helpful votes
Our bed is two single beds pushed together with a folded duvet over the gap between the mattresses , so basically a massive hump down the middle of the bed . This was a move from our first suite and so couldn’t be bothered to move again ! They do not offer bread rolls or bread of any description with dinner . Not even with soup . We requested rolls and they were so hard they would have made a hole in the floor if dropped. Service was very slow even though there were only three tables of two in. We ordered the cheese board for dessert . We were not given any plates or knives . I requested plates and we were given one plate and had to get knives off another table . My husband had to eat his cheese and biscuits off the table !! We ordered two glasses of Port and after chasing them twice , we were eventually told they had sold out three days earlier….. we were not the only residents complaining last night . Today it is 14.28 and our room has not been serviced . We wanted a drink and to sit in the garden to enjoy the lovely weather . The bar does not open until 16.30. What sort of a hotel is this ?!?! Can’t even get tea or coffee, unless we make it in our room . This is our fourth stay here, but our first under the new management and we certainly won’t be returning again . To be honest I doubt if we we even stay for the third night The staff are lovely but all seem new and inexperienced. The problem firmly lays with the owners who are now apparently also managing it .
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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US$89 - US$160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomEnglandDerbyshireBelper
NUMBER OF ROOMS
46
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Frequently Asked Questions about Makeney Hall Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Makeney Hall Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Heage Windmill (6.8 km), Great British Car Journey (7.8 km), and Strutt's North Mill (3.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Makeney Hall Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Makeney Hall Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Makeney Hall Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Makeney Hall Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Makeney Hall Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Viceroy Duffield, Armando’s Restaurant, and Elaichi.
Are pets allowed at Makeney Hall Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Makeney Hall Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Makeney Hall Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Heage Windmill (6.8 km) and Kedleston Hall (4.5 km).
Does Makeney Hall Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.
Is Makeney Hall Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.